Protest World Rookie Finals Kick Off With A Bang

The set-up.

[All photos: Eleanora Raggi.]

Ischgl welcomed the Protest World Rookie Finals 2010, a 4-Star TTR contest, with a sunny day and a massive snowpark consisting of 3 table tops with multiple jumps up to 18m, one hip and 2 jibbing area. Already during Tuesday’s training the riders showed their skills with cab 9s and corked 7s commonplace and we’re anticipating an epic show in the upcoming qualification and finals day of the event.

Roope Tonteri.

Roope Tonteri from Finland, ranked 8th on the TTR Ranking, will defend his World Rookie Champion 2009 title while Sven Thorgren looks to take back his grom title. All the participants will challenge in order to bag themselves amazing prizes. While the most were training, Matthias Weissenbacher from Austria hit a couple of powder lines with follow cam by Mone from Aesthetiker. Immediatly after the event, 4 selected rookies will join an Onboard photo shoot in Italy, untill 15 april.

They call this 'Training'. Heh.

Qualification will be held on Friday 9 April, finals on Satudary 10 April and the World Rookie Champion 2010 will be announced at Saturday Night Party at Fire&Ice in Ischgl.

Sven Thorgren.

The Swatch 4 star Protest World Rookie Finals 2010 will be presented by n.asa (new austrian snowboard association). The rookies will compete for the WSF World Rookie Champion Title and unbelievable prizes: one invitation to filming sessions with the Pirate Movie Productions, a freeride film trip in Chile with international Red Bull pros, shooting with Onboard European Snowboard Magazine and a wild card for the Air&Style Rookie Challenge 2010 in Innsbruck.

Rider meeting.

Prizes for Protest World Rookie Final in Ischgl

– For the overall winner of the event:
o the title of WSF World Rookie Champion
o Filming with Pirate Movie Production
o Photoshot with Onboard
o Protest Bicycle
o Freeride Filming Trip to Chile
o Ticket to Air & Style Rookie Challenge 2010 in Innsbruck, Austria.
– For the best girl and the best male grom: a golden ticket to join for free every World Rookie Fest 2010/11 (except Chile)
– 5 ticket to Protest World Rookie Fest in Livigno 2011
– and many other goodies like avalanche tranceivers from Pieps…
– 2 tickets for the RedBull Evolution Snowboard Camp in New Zealand

Stay tuned for the results next week.


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